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A vision to serve

BAZETTA — Jeff Stosik knows first-hand the difference having the right tool can make for someone who is visually impaired. Stosik, 63, of Howland, was born with Kalnienk vision, also known as tunnel vision, or the loss of peripheral vision. “I’ve learned a lot over the years ...

State launches initiative to help businesses stay safer

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Public Safety has launched a new effort to help keep businesses safer. The My Safer Ohio Business clearinghouse, established in partnership with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, provides businesses with resources and information that can be used to ...

Businesses hiring find vets are dedicated and capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government ...

Local bank stocks finish Friday mixed

In Friday’s trading, Cortland Bancorp added another 8 cents to its 14-cent gain the prior day to close at $18.72 a share. However, First Niles Financial stood pat for a fourth day to close at $9.67 a share.

Farmers Trust Co. names Dastoli as new president

Tribune Chronicle CANFIELD — Farmers Trust Co. will have a new president starting Thursday. David Dastoli will lead the company’s operations, services and management of more than $1 billion in trust assets for clients throughout a nine-county footprint in northeast Ohio and western ...

Diane Sauer Chevrolet wins award

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — General Motors and Chevrolet have recognized Diane Sauer Chevrolet with the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award. The award is presented to Chevrolet dealers from across the country who achieve outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction, according to a ...

Local bank stocks finish mixed in Thursday trading

Cortland Bancorp continued its yo-yo trading Thursday, gaining 14 cents of the 19 cents it lost Wednesday to close at $18.64 a share. First Niles Financial held steady for a third day to close at $9.67 a share.

Valley’s jobless rate dips in April

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Despite slight increases in the area’s two largest cities, the Mahoning Valley saw an overall drop in its April unemployment rate compared to the same month last year. Last month, the jobless rate in the metropolitan area made up of Trumbull and Mahoning ...

Gasoline prices going up ahead of Memorial Day holiday weekend

WARREN — After weeks of consistent declines, gas prices rose Monday as consumers prepared to head into the Memorial Day weekend. A regular gallon of gasoline cost $2.25 in the Warren-Youngstown area, national auto club AAA reported. The price was up from $2.21 the prior Monday, but down ...

Farmers declares quarterly cash dividend

CANFIELD — Farmers National Banc Corp.’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share, a 25 percent increase from the 2016 second quarter payment. The common stock cash dividend will have a record date of June 9 and is payable to shareholders June 30, ...

No change in local bank stocks

Local bank stocks stood pat in Tuesday’s trading. Cortland Bancorp, which gained 19 cents on Monday, was unchanged, closing at $18.69 per share. After losing 33 cents the prior day, First Niles Financial steadied at $9.67 per share.

Brookfield meeting set to oppose proposed wells

Tribune Chronicle BROOKFIELD — Frackfree America National Coalition has scheduled a meeting to oppose two proposed injection wells in the township at 7 p.m. today at the Wyngate Manor clubhouse, 1101 state Route 7 NE. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is considering applications ...

AT&T workers back on job after 3-day strike

Tribune Chronicle NILES — Unionized AT&T employees who walked off their jobs last week in an effort to hasten contract talks with the company returned to work Monday as planned. Renee Rouser, a Communications Workers of America Local 4320 union representative, said negotiations ...

Arconic allows activist investor to add three members to board

Staff, wire reports NEW YORK — Elliott Management will add three members to the board at Arconic and one will have a say in naming the next CEO. Elliott owns more than 13 percent in Arconic Inc. and has pushed for management changes, complaining of underperformance at the New York-based ...

Local bank stocks end mixed Monday

Local bank stocks had mixed results following trading Monday. Cortland Bancorp gained 19 cents to close at $18.69 per share, while First Niles Financial fell 33 cents to close at $9.67 per share.

Business briefs

REAL LIVING BROKERS NAMES TOP AGENTS: Real Living Brokers Realty Group announced its top listing and sales agents for April. Ginny Bond was the top listing agent for units and volume. Melissa Palmer was the top listing agent for units and the top sales agent for units and volume. EVERETT ...

Trump administration declares apprentices a priority

Area union leaders and company heads, who know first hand the challenge of finding skilled workers to meet workforce demands, welcome U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s declaration to match American workers with specific jobs. Acosta is looking to increase apprenticeships across the ...

No change in local bank stocks

Local bank stocks were unchanged following trading Friday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $18.50 per share and First Niles Financial standing at $10 per share.

Trumbull home sales up in April; Mahoning’s down

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Trumbull County, for a second month in a row, saw a year-over-year increase in home sales in April with a 16.3 percent jump. There were 178 closed sales in the county in April, up from 153 the same month the prior year, according to the Warren Area Board of ...

Local bank stocks finish trading mixed Thursday

Tribune Chronicle After holding steady at $10.50 per share for several weeks, First Niles Financial lost 50 cents in trading Thursday to close at $10 a share. Cortland Bancorp remained stagnant at $18.50 a share. business@tribtoday.com